A Day at ATECH

ATECH Student

What to expect when you attend ATECH

A typical freshman will have a 2-hour block in ATECH and take the rest of their classes as a West High School student.

Students in 10th grade increase their day in ATECH and will receive the majority of their classes with the exception of science through ATECH.

Students in 11th and 12th grades will typically spend their entire day in ATECH.

Students will still need to complete the district requirements for physical education, civics, and personal financial management during their 4 years of high school. 

Students are able to participate in all clubs and activities at West High School throughout their 4 years of high school.

Sample 9th grade schedule

Periods 1 and 2: Survey course will introduce freshmen students to the four areas of manufacturing. Special emphasis on Drafting and PC Hardware & Operating Systems
3rd period: Algebra cross-enrolled at West
4th period: Civics cross-enrolled at West
5th period: Lunch
6th period: English Language Arts cross-enrolled at West
7th period: Science cross-enrolled at West in Biology
8th period: Study Hall or elective course at West

Sample 10th grade schedule

1st period: Health/Metal Arts (counts for fine arts credit)
2nd period: Science cross-enrolled at West in Physical Science
3rd period: Intro to Machining, Welding, and Metal Fabrication
4th period: Intro to Machining, Welding, and Metal Fabrication
5th period: Lunch
6th period: Technical Geometry
7th period: Integrated English Language Arts and World History
8th period: Physical Education or West Elective

Sample 11th grade schedule

1st period: Personal Financial Management/ West Elective
2nd period: Science offered at ATECH in Principles of Engineering
3rd period: Drafting
4th period: Integrated English Language Arts and US History
5th period: Lunch
6th period: Students select courses from Machining, Welding, or Mechanical Design/Automation
7th period: Students select courses from Machining, Welding, or Mechanical Design/Automation
8th period: FVTC dual-enrollment Technical Math class

Sample 12th grade schedule

*Most seniors will be working for a local company through a Youth Apprenticeship program in their area of emphasis for half of their school day either in the morning or the afternoon.  

1st period: Potential Apprenticeship/ West Elective
2nd period: Potential Apprenticeship/ West Elective
3rd period: FVTC dual-enrollment English Language Arts: Written Communication
4th period: FVTC dual-enrollment Math: College Math
5th period: Lunch
6th period: Students select courses from Machining, Welding, or Mechanical Design/Automation
7th period: Students select courses from Machining, Welding, or Mechanical Design/Automation
8th period: Potential Apprenticeship/ West Elective

Courses completed during the junior and senior year for a student’s emphasis area in either Machining, Welding and Metal Fabrication, Mechanical Design, or Electronics and Automated Manufacturing include the following FVTC dual credit courses where students can earn FVTC transferable college credits:  

Courses

"I like that I'm getting more of a hands-on experience rather than sitting at a desk and someone telling me how to do things. I'm learning new techniques. Hands-on works for me because I have to do something to learn it."

Anthony S.
ATECH Student

ATECH Advantage

The ATECH Advantage delivers customized education and specialized training to students through in-depth, hands-on projects, and real-world experience to prepare them for a meaningful technical career.